Office Staff

Here at PolyTransfer our office staff is always happy to help transfer students succeed.

Lorena Marquez

Lorena Márquez


Lorena Márquez has worked on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona for over 15 years in multiple roles. In June 2016, she began her new role as PolyTransfer Coordinator in the Division of Academic Affairs, where she will help develop a Transfer Sending and Transfer Receptive culture.

The 2015-16 year marked her sixth and final year at the César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education at Cal Poly Pomona. In her role, Lorena led and guided the Xican@/Latin@ student resource and social justice education center. She advocates for Xican@ Latin@ American community issues, in addition to offering leadership development, mentoring, and community engagement/empowerment programs for all students. She also provided diversity training for a variety of units and departments on and off campus.

Lorena works hard to create a culture of accountability and support for her students. Lorena truly lives with deep passion in her life, work, and her students. It is apparent in everything she does, from the overwhelming success of the annual Dia de los Muertos to the meticulously planned César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education high school conference from the school districts of Pomona and Los Angeles.

Karlia Villalobos 

Karlia Villalobos

Graduate Student Assistant

Karlia Villalobos begun her higher education journey at Rio Hondo Community College. She transferred to Cal Poly Pomona in 2012. She majored in Organizational Communication. She was part of Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society.

In her time at Cal Poly Pomona, she also worked for Student Affairs in Technology Services(SAITS). Here, she found a passion for working with students. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2014, making her the first in her family to graduate from a four year university. Karlia also worked at the Farm Store in the College of Agriculture, where she continued working with students.

Currently, Karlia is attending a masters program in College Counseling and Student Development at Azusa Pacific University.